Family Friendly Amsterdam and around.

If you fancy a short city break abroad with the kids and are wondering where to go then we would definitely recommend Amsterdam and some of the places nearby. We booked a flight for £72pp with KLM from Birmingham this October and stayed in nearby quieter Edam visiting Amsterdam and Marken on day trips to... Continue Reading →

Blogger Chat with The British Maple

I’m starting a ‘Blogger Chat’ interview series and have a few exciting ones lined up. The first is with The British Maple. The idea is to explore some of the interesting issues around blogging and what they write about. It’s also a way to find out more about some of the great bloggers who live... Continue Reading →

Othello at The Everyman Review

You can’t really go that wrong with Shakespeare’s Othello. The tragedy has kept audiences gripped for centuries with high tension and a dramatic plot that leads to a bloody climax. This modernised production at Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre certainly gets it all right. Despite the hero’s downfall crashing to its inevitable tragic conclusion, it is also... Continue Reading →

Advice for Family Lit Fest Goers

The Cheltenham Literature Festival has begun! There’s the smell of fallen leaves, fresh book print and the promise of bumping into a famous person! For the next two weeks, Montpellier Gardens and the whole town will be buzzing with events. When I was younger, single and had more time, I used to pop along at... Continue Reading →

My ‘Current’ Favourite Bloggers

There are some blogging awards coming up and I’ve been having a look at some of the nominees. I don’t know all of them so I need to do my research but I’ve come up with my own list of bloggers/vloggers I really like and the reasons why: 1) Donna Wishart / Whattheredheadsaid She writes... Continue Reading →

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